While growing up in a small town near Cleveland, Ohio, I always loved building and making things with my hands. My grandfather, Franklin Brant, was a Master Carpenter for what was one of the largest home builders in Northeast Ohio at that time. I guess I would say I got most of my craftsman skills from him. My other grandfather, Peter Cereshko, was a highly-skilled handyman and could build or make anything you needed. I owe my handiness and creativity from him and my father, Mark.
After three years of wood tech in high school, I put down my tools to pursue my collegiate and athletic career at Baldwin Wallace University, graduating with a Bachelors degree. I spent years working as a field technician and coaching college and high school football. After getting married and buying our first house, I decided I wanted to pursue my first passion – woodworking.
Thanks to Pinterest, my wife had a whole slew of projects she wanted me to bring to life. I found I thoroughly enjoyed sketching up custom designs from several ideas, tweaked for our space. In 2016, my wife simply shared a photo of the rustic barn door I made for our closet and orders poured in for barn doors. That quickly evolved into farm tables and beyond. Whatever people could dream up, I would make. I enjoyed the work I was doing so much I decided to start a small business building custom wood pieces.
Thank you for being a part of my journey.